Middle Eastern Studies Concentration

Intended Learning Outcomes

Students will demonstrate:

  1. basic familiarity with some of the following aspects of Middle Eastern cultures — history, politics, religion, philosophy, literature, social institutions and practices, economy, art, and geography.
  2. understanding of some of the major theoretical and/or methodological approaches to the study of the Middle East.
  3. the capacity to reflect critically on their own location and involvement in the complex and diverse relations – of interdependence, cooperation, and conflict – between their own cultural experiences and commitments and those of others in the Middle East.

April 2008